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How To Create Escort Cards with Watercolor and Masking Fluid

I am always looking for new ways to incorporate my calligraphy into weddings and events and if you're like me, you can't get enough of a good watercolor project. Today I wanted to share with you one of my favorite projects that uses masking fluid and watercolor to create a whimsical and artistic touch to any celebration. This particular project uses masking fluid to [...]

Calligraphy Inspiration: Lauryn Prattes’ Parisian Romance Wedding

What does one of the top wedding event planner’s wedding look like? We give you Lauryn Prattes' wedding. This was one for the books. The parisian glam theme flowed throughout the entire day with each and every detail blowing you away. We met Lauryn through a photo shoot and realized later that we had met briefly at an Engaged Conference a few years back. [...]

Calligraphy Inspiration: Fleurology Inspirational Wedding Shoot

We have interrupted our Thursday calligraphy tips to show you some of our most recent, exciting calligraphy projects for inspiration. For the next two weeks, we’ll be showing you specific projects with resources so you can try them out yourself for any events you’ll be working on this year. Last week, we showed you Abby Jiu’s moroccan themed baby shower and this week, we’re taking [...]

Calligraphy Inspiration: Abby Jiu’s Moroccan Baby Shower

We are interrupting our Thursday calligraphy tips to show you some of our most recent, exciting calligraphy projects for some inspiration on how to apply your calligraphy & lettering to real life events. For the next three weeks, we’ll be showing you a variety of projects you can try out yourself for any events you’ll be hosting or working on this year. And if you [...]

How to Use Ink on Polished Surfaces

We often have calligraphy jobs come across my desk that I would consider “less ideal” than others - to put it nicely! Generally, anything with a polished surface can be really tricky to work with. While trial and error is really the only way to go, here is my own first go-to for trial and error. Wipe the surface clean using windex [...]

Inspiration Shoot | Elegant Calligraphy for a Vodka & Caviar Editorial Shoot by Karson Butler Events + Jodi Miller Photography

When Amber & Emily from Karson Butler Events reached out to us about participating in a shoot styled with Vodka and Caviar, how could we say no? They designed such a stunningly elegant shoot with some of our very favorite DC area vendors, and we're all for this romantic, classic vibe! Check out the gorgeous photos below by Jody Miller Photography. Vendor Credits: Planning and Styling: Karson [...]

2017-05-31T00:33:45+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Calligraphy, Wedding Stationery, Reception Ideas, Decor|

How to Use Our New Spring Inks

To say we are excited about our new spring ink colors is an understatement. Don't you just love the unicorn-bubblegum-pastel color palette? You can buy them as a pack of three or a pack of six. We can’t wait to see how you use them! Baby shower decorations? Easter brunch invites? Spring / summer wedding details? These colors have endless possibilities. We think they look great contrasted with a black envelope [...]

Working with Marble Tiles

Working with marble tiles has become increasing popular in the wedding & event industry. They are quite beautiful & offer a fun alternative to standard paper escort or place cards. You can write on them with paint pens or you can still use dip pen & ink. If using a dip pen & ink, we recommend spraying them with a fixative to avoid rubbing off [...]

2017-03-29T20:29:45+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Calligraphy, Reception Ideas, Calligraphy Business 101|

{Inspiration Shoot} Pointed-Pen Calligraphy Details in Cyanotype Editorial by Cheers Darling Events + Lisa Blume

When Kaitlin from Cheers Darling Events reached out about participating in a shoot centered around the beautiful blues of cyanotype, we were all on board! Check out the images below by Lisa Blume Photography for some elegant "something blue" inspiration then hop over to Paprika Southern for the full article on the shoot! Vendor Credits: Photography: Lisa Blume Photography Stylist: Cheers Darling Events Location: Brockington Hall Spot [...]

2017-05-31T00:33:46+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Calligraphy, Wedding Stationery, Reception Ideas|

{Real Wedding} Envelope Calligraphy & Wood Signage for Elizabeth Duncan Events + Lisa Blume

These Lisa Blume photos for couple Kathryn & Ryan are simply gorgeous! We love seeing all the details and decor from our friends at Elizabeth Duncan Events. They did such an amazing job bringing the couples' vision and all the vendors' work to life. Take a peek below for some romantic inspiration! Congratulations to Kathryn and Ryan and to everyone who added their special touch to this wedding! Vendor [...]

2017-05-31T00:33:46+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Calligraphy, Wedding Stationery, Reception Ideas, Real Weddings|